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Dixie State University Data & Information Overview

51 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
8% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Dixie State University Ranked?

#1,487 Best Colleges in Nation
#10 Best Colleges in UT
Health Professions Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Dixie State University was awarded 51 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

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Overall Quality

Dixie State College is ranked #1,487 out of 2,238 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Dixie State College held the #1,663 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Dixie State College also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Utah ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Dixie State College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Dixie State University has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Dixie State University admissions.

Dixie State University Faculty

22 to 1 Student to Faculty
39% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Dixie State University, the student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dixie State University is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dixie State University

59% Freshmen Retention
11% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Dixie State University this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 11% for first-time, full-time students at Dixie State College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

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Dixie State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,210 Full-Time Undergraduates
22.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,988 undergraduates at Dixie State College with 7,210 being full-time and 4,778 being part-time.

How Much Does Dixie State University Cost?

$14,459 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
$20,712 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Dixie State College is $14,459. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Dixie State College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,208 $13,087 $14,810 $17,181 $17,751

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Dixie State College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Dixie State College, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $5,178 a year. That adds up to $20,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dixie State College is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Dixie State College Graduates Make?

$40,846 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Dixie State College make around $40,846 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Dixie State University make the most money.

Location of Dixie State University

Utah State
7,210 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Saint George, Utah, Dixie State University is a public institution. The location of Dixie State College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Dixie State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 225 S University Avenue, Saint George, UT 84770-3876
Phone: 435-652-7500

Dixie State University Majors

45 Majors With Completions
1,815 Undergraduate Degrees
24 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Dixie State University. Of these students, 1,815 received undergraduate degrees and 24 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 302 $59,208
Communication & Media Studies 88 $30,112
Business Administration & Management 76 $36,439
General Psychology 61 $24,416
General Biology 55 $18,715
Teacher Education Grade Specific 47 $42,605
Criminal Justice & Corrections 42 $30,444
Accounting 40 $47,307
Interdisciplinary Studies 36 NA
General English Literature 29 $26,109

Learn more about the majors offered at Dixie State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Dixie State College

39% Take At Least One Class Online
9% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 4,775 students took at least one online class at Dixie State University. This is a decrease from the 5,683 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 4,775 1,130
2019-2020 5,683 1,176
2018-2019 3,234 681
2017-2018 2,730 513
2016-2017 4,289 437

Learn more about online learning at Dixie State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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